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Here you will find numerous articles from me on the various way you can Be Healthy By Design. If you’re interested in my recipes to help you along the way, click here to go directly to them!

Even as I child I loved to write letters. I had numerous pen pals around the world. Long before the internet, I created a monthly newsetter on my first Apple computer. It included family updates, pictures and recipe exchanges. My distribution list was made up of siblings, cousins and aunts and uncles. It was sent snail mail to some 40 different households. Yes I am from a big family. It was fun and helped us all stay connected.

Today Facebook and online newsletters having left old fashioned letters and printed newsletters in the dust.  I enjoy Facebook and newsletters and also love blogging.  I think it’s also a wonderful means of staying in touch.

I hope you enjoy these blogs posts!



How do you make the shift to whole foods?

Let’s face it, we live in a fast-paced world and our lives are mostly just as fast…right?  Sometimes the pace feels insane!   So, yes, there will be times when you want a short cut to make meals easier! When you’re in a hurry in the morning, breakfast can feel like a challenge. Are you in such a hurry, that you pour milk on boxed cereal for the kids, skip breakfast for yourself, and later grab a bagel and a Starbucks coffee?  Well, let’s look at how you’re supporting your beautiful body with a habit like that: The average bagel has about 290 calories….if you…
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Nourishing Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Print Recipe Nourishing Quinoa Breakfast Bowl A delicious high protein, high fiber breakfast that will keep your tummy happy and you going all morning long! Cook Time15 mins Servings: 1 Author: Kat Maeda Ingredients1 cup water1/2 cup quinoa1 medjool date pit removed and mincedpinch sea salt2 tablespoons chopped walnuts2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds2 tablespoons goji berries2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut InstructionsThoroughly rinse quinoa in a mesh strainer under running cold water for 2-3 minutes until water is clear Bring water, quinoa, minced dates, and salt to a boil; reduce heat to simmer Cover and simmer until water is absorbed, about…
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Are These Foods Causing Your Bloat?

Everywhere you turn – in magazines, talk shows, social media, diet plan and product recommendations – there are so many contradictory claims about eating healthy, you may find it difficult to know what to eat and what to avoid. You may be like others who find it all so confusing that you want to just throw your hands up too! Are you so baffled that you wonder “why even try?” It’s important to remember that one person’s medicine may be someone else’s poison! Even foods that are healthy can cause you to experience a reaction! For some people the reaction…
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7 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

HOW DO YOU TYPICALLY BOOST YOUR ENERGY? Do you faithfully begin your day with a cup of coffee?  Statistics say over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each day, so chances are, you’re a coffee drinker.  Sometimes it feels like the only way to add some pep in your step is to fill up your mug with some fresh coffee, doesn’t it? Coffee isn’t a bad thing as there are many healthful benefits in coffee, one being the polyphenols contained in coffee. You can still enjoy the taste of a good cup of coffee, get the benefits from…
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Best Produce for Your Autumn Table

Autumn, you’ve arrived for sure! In some places in the northern hemisphere, fall is still hanging onto summer, providing tee-shirt weather in some places, while elsewhere trying to rush in winter with early snowfalls. Regardless of the temperatures, it’s autumn and you see it everywhere.  Fall is probably my favorite season of the year!  Don’t get me wrong. I love everything about the summer: warm to hot weather, long days, more beach walks, vacation, and the amazing luscious summer fruits. But when, the days start growing shorter and the weather turns more crisp, it means the house will feel cozier,…
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